Suffragette Enamel Peridot Topaz Lucky Shamrock 18k Gold Dangling Pendant Antique Edwardian c1910.
Simply stunning & full of meaning, this is a fantastic 18ct yellow gold dangling pendant in the colours of the Suffragette movement dating from the Edwardian era, a time when women were fighting for the right to vote.
Ladies would wear certain colours in their clothes, ribbons in their hair & in their jewellery to enable them to easily identify other like minded ladies. The colours used were green, white & violet, spelling Give Women the Vote. This pendant also contains to each side a lucky shamrock in enamel, this is of course for good luck. The white enamel has black dots which is for a newly married lady. Did this pendant belong to an Edwardian newly married lady wishing good luck to the Suffragette movement to win in their fight for womens vote?.
The pendant is made from 18ct yellow gold, this has been tested as there are no gold marks. There is some damage to the enamel, especially to the base leaves in the area where a seed pearl is missing, please see the pictures. To the centre is a peridot, to the base dangling below a topaz, both have been tested as real, both in good order & of good colours.
If you turn the pendant over you see originally it could also have been worn as a brooch pin, the c clasp is still present but the pin is missing, with some skill & tools a pin could be re-added. The bale of the pendant can be folded down behind the main body of the pendant if it was to be worn as a brooch pin.
Size 4.5 x 2.5 cm or 1.7 x 1.0 inches.
Weight 7.6 grams or 4.75 penny weight.